Very good blower, within published limitation
I’ve had a Black & Decker LSWV36B cordless leaf blower (comes with mulch unit, but no battery) for about a month. I have found it to be very effective, within the published limitation, i.e., “Hard surface sweeper, not recommended for use in grass” (it has proven to be only slightly effective in grass, so, don’t get rid of your corded heavy-duty blower for big jobs and clearing leaves on your lawn). But the unit is great for quick and easy cleanup on driveways, sidewalks, patios, porches, etc., anywhere with a firm surface. And of course it’s much easier to use―within its limitations―than the traditional corded blower: “just grab it and go”; no cord to have to uncoil, then get tangled up in shrubs, and/or guide behind you, and then recoil again―all time-consuming and annoying; comparatively light weight; relatively quiet; the power adjustment from 1 – 6 conserves the battery; it’s smaller and easier to store. I’ve also found that I can use the blower several times before the battery runs out. The battery re-charge unit is compact and re-charge time is quite good.
But a word of advice. I don’t think the model (which I have) with the Mulching Fan and Collection Bag attachments are worth it, although admittedly I haven’t used them yet, since I don’t see the blower having enough power for a good strong suction. And, as other users have observed, the air intake on the left side rather than the bottom (which must have been designed by a left-handed engineer who doesn’t actually do yard work, or is mean-spirited by nature) tends to suck your clothing in if you hold the blower too close to your body, but you learn quickly to hold it a bit away from you; it’s also easy to use left-handed. All-in-all, I think the LSW36 (no mulch, battery/charger included) is an excellent product and I recommend it for quick, frequent light usage.
Pros: Light weight, quick and easy to use, good battery life
Cons: Left-side air intake